Overview

This volume brings together international experts to examine the implications in practice of the modern concept of risk in particular legal fields. The papers question how the law can accommodate, manage, and reduce the extent of risk, a matter of pressing importance for the development of law in all jurisdictions.
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Risk and the Law

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Overview

This volume brings together international experts to examine the implications in practice of the modern concept of risk in particular legal fields. The papers question how the law can accommodate, manage, and reduce the extent of risk, a matter of pressing importance for the development of law in all jurisdictions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203891292
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/8/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 218
  • File size: 730 KB

Meet the Author

Gordon Woodman is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Diethelm Klippel is Professor of Private Law and Legal History at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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Table of Contents

1. Law and Risk: An Introduction, Tim Kaye Public Law and Criminal Law 2. Risk Decisions in German Constitutional and Administrative Law, Peter M. Huber 3. The Problem of De-Individualisation in the Risk Society, Oliver Lepsius 4. Risk Decisions in Cases of Persisting Scientific Uncertainty: The Precautionary Principle in European Food Law, Rudolf Streinz 5. Risk and Criminal Law, Gerhard Dannecker Private Law 6. The Assumption of Risk, Ansgar Ohly 7. Risk and Predictability in English Common Law, Tim Kaye 8. Transfer of Property and Risk of Loss in French, English, and German Law, Ulrich Spellenberg 9. Transit Risks in CIF Contracts – Meaning and Categories, Koji Takahashi 10. Costs and Risk: Recent Developments in the English Law of Costs, Keith Uff Employment and Social Security 11. The Risk of Sickness in German Labour and Social Insurance Law, Dietmar Boerner 12. ‘The Butcher’s Cart and the Postman’s Bicycle’: Risk and Employers’ Liability, George Applebey 13. The Limits of Individualisation in the Risk Society: Social Security in the Customary Laws of Immigrant Communities, Gordon Woodman

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